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A remarkable seven Suffolk County road records were set at the Framlingham Flyers Friday Five last Friday evening, spearheaded by Andrew Rooke’s scorcher at the front of the field.

Unbeaten centuries from Marlon Dias and Thomas Piddington secured a six-wicket win for Hadleigh in their Suffolk derby against Worlington, in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Suffolk completed a terrific 10-wicket victory over Northumberland during the morning session of today’s third day, to kick-start their Minor Counties Championship campaign.

Suffolk are within sight of an innings victory after continuing to completely dominate their Unicorns Minor Counties Championship match away at Northumberland, following day two of three at South Northumberland today.

A superb opening stand of 192 between Martyn Cull and Jaik Mickleburgh helped Copdock & Old Ipswichian to a fourth win of the season, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday.

Colchester United are a League Two club, but they do have a few players on their books who could do a good job at Ipswich Town.

The former Essex duo of Jaik Mickleburgh and Michael Comber both produced terrific individual displays to put Suffolk in complete control of their Unicorns Minor Counties Championship match against Northumberland, following day one of three at South Northumberland today.

Tom Adams, who does not turn 18 until next February, is taking the Friday Five Series by storm this summer.

The leaders in the top two divisions in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, Elmstead and Ipswich, both failed to win in the latest round of matches on Saturday.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian’s captain, Tom Rash, believes that his side “can beat anyone” in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League this season.

Former Essex stalwart Jaik Mickleburgh, in harness with captain Tom Rash, guided Copdock & Old Ipswichian to a superb six-wicket win over defending champions Swardeston in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday.

There is no substitute for experience – or is there?

Tomorrow night (Friday) sees the staging of the second race in this summer’s Friday Five Series, based over a new course at Buxhall, near Stowmarket, and organised by Stowmarket Striders.

Dustin Melton took five wickets as pace-setters Sudbury extended their marvellous winning start to the season, at the expense of Suffolk rivals Copdock & Old Ipswichian at Friars Street on Saturday.

Suffolk are on the brink of a big victory, against visiting Buckinghamshire, following a superb double-century opening partnership between Jaik Mickleburgh and Martyn Cull on day two of their Minor Counties Championship match at the Victory Ground, Bury St Edmunds.

When I first started out as an athletics reporter, for this paper, one name sprung up time and time again on the East Anglian road running circuit – Nigel Powley.

A total of nine Championship best performances (CBP) were recorded at the recent annual Suffolk Track & Field Championships, held on the Northgate track in Ipswich.

Suffolk recorded a thrilling victory over Bedfordshire, by just six runs, to reach the quarter-final stages of the MCCA Unicorns Knock-Out Trophy, as Woolpit Cricket Club hosted its first Minor Counties fixture today.

Andrew Rooke is bang in form, and he means business this summer.

Jaik Mickleburgh steered Copdock & Old Ipswichian to back-to-back victories, with a classy innings of 99 in the Suffolk side’s three-wicket win at home to Horsford on Saturday.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian celebrated their first victory of the season, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Suffolk rivals Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Wivenhoe, last year’s runners-up to Mildenhall, recorded their first victory of the new Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship season, thanks to a home success over Halstead by 57 runs.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian, despite a century opening stand from Martyn Cull and Jaik Mickleburgh, slipped to a seven-wicket defeat at Great Witchingham in their second Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League clash of the season, on Saturday.

Ipswich Harriers had five young runners representing the East of England at the London Mini-Marathon, including a superb performance from Tilly Aldis.

Both Copdock & Old Ipswichian and Bury St Edmunds suffered home defeats in their opening day matches in the East Anglian Premier League, but in contrasting styles.

Runners from all over Suffolk and Essex converged on the capital to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday, young and old, male and female, elite and novice, club runner and charity raiser.

Suffolk’s Mac Speake will be one of only 11 runners toeing the line at Greenwich and Blackheath today who have completed all previous 36 London Marathons. See here for all the latest travel news and build-up for the mass race.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian captain, Tom Rash, is facing up to the prospect of missing two of his most experienced players during the opening weeks of the new campaign.

Twenty members of Ipswich JAFFA will be toeing the line at Blackheath and Greenwich for this Sunday’s London Marathon.

Leiston manager, Glenn Driver, believes that his side have to win at least two of their final three matches to finish in the Ryman Premier play-off zone.

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